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This marine snail is called an abalone. Abalone have been harvested worldwide for centuries as a source of food and decoration. Due to overfishing and the acidification of oceans (thanks, climate change), however, abalone are now a threatened class of organism.


My dear friend, Eileen Bates, has been studying abalone in the Pacific Northwest for her PhD and commissioned me to illustrate their life cycle to be included in one of her scientific publications. Originally, I did a small batch of these shirts for Eileen's friends and family, but after quite a bit of interest, I am happy to make this design available to everyone!


This abalone design is screen-printed by me on Seafoam, Blue Jean, Terracotta, and Ivory Comfort Colors 100% cotton t-shirts with your choice of black, blue, or white ink. The shirts are 100% cotton Comfort Colors unisex tees, which I chose because they are sturdy, soft, pre-shrunk, and some of my favorite on the market. 


I have made additional sizes available to select when placing your order but please know that they may take longer to print and ship as I would be printing these to order. I greatly appreciate you patience and understanding! 

Abalone Life Cycle 100% Cotton T-shirt

Ink Color
Pre-Order by the end of May. Expected to ship early June.
  • Wash gently! I would recommend washing with cold water on a gentle cycle. 

  • Product Features

    • Comfort Colors garments are pre-shrunk during the garment dye process for almost no shrinkage at home.
    • Our clean pigment dye colors use 50% less water than traditional pigment dye processes.
    • Proud member of the US Cotton Trust Protocol (USCTP) and Better Cotton.
    • Cotton products from Comfort Colors support more sustainable + ethical cotton farming.
    • Garment-dyed soft ring spun fabric feels great against your skin
    • Topstitched, classic width, rib collar
    • Twill taped neck and shoulders for extra comfort and durability
    • Relaxed fit, tubular body
    • Signature twill label


    • Relaxed Fit


    Size Width (in) Length (in) Sleeve center back (in)
    S 18.25 26.625 16.25
    M 20.25 28 17.75
    L 22 29.375 19
    XL 24 30.75 20.5
    2XL 26 31.625 21.75
    3XL 27.75 32.5 23.25


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    Embracing our responsibility to treat our people with respect and dignity by providing rewarding, safe, and healthy work environments.

    Respect For Environment

    Manufacturing clothes in an environmentally conscious way by paying attention to every detail, every drop of water and energy.

    Respect For Circularity

    Diverting waste from landings by finding creative ways to reduce, reuse, recycle, and recover.

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